Dec 4, 2012 5:30pm PST
are rising fastest, among them states where housing was hardest hit, nevada, california, florida and michigan. >> hi, david. >> reporter: in ann arbor the evangelista family gave us a tour of their newly built home. >> this is my absolute favorite spot. >> reporter: another bright spot, the nation's biggest home builder, toll brothers, reporting tonight orders rising sharply. the evangelistas' home is one of them, and tonight they told us the number one reason why. >> the mortgage rates were so low, it was the best buy. it's a steal. >> reporter: a steal, he says. behind it, dynamics and historic lows for mortgage rates, and homeowners beginning to put their homes on the market. a low inventory and right now much of the country dealing with rock bottom prices. diane, i was reading today in orlando alone, inventory at seven-year lows, home owners begin to come back on the market, good news because there are buyers waiting for their homes. >> great news and on that hard-hit street, what a turnaround. >> great to go back. >> thanks, david. >>> now, from the hot housing market to the heat, period
Dec 12, 2012 5:30pm PST
. >> as part of our great michigan christmas. >> reporter: and in south bend, indiana, wbnd finding a pen maker. and with their help, he's now selling his made in america pens to the world. >> going to china and japan instead of the other way around. >> reporter: and it turns out this made in america conversation has taken off elsewhere, too. so many americans going on twitter, and for the first time, a tally. since we started this journey, 946,565 tweets with those three words, made in america. "world news" viewers, a huge part of that. like samantha. just tweeted me, "did a little christmas shopping today for some friends, and the best part? all of it was #madeinamerica." and she sent me the picture to prove it. and who noticed this conversation? one of the founders of twitter. and we found him in new york, as he was shopping for made in america. he's seen the trend of twitter. and you've seen it? >> oh, yeah. >> reporter: jack dorsey. and without him, we wouldn't be sending those 140 character tweets. he says movements on twitter come in all sizes. >> some grow very, very large and global, a
Dec 18, 2012 5:30pm PST
warnings in eastern kansas and a snake of watches and warnings from denver to eastern michigan. the result, up to a foot of snow and gusting winds from parts of the rockies to eastern iowa. starting tomorrow and making it to wisconsin by friday. >> okay, ginger is here now. take us through, what travellers should watch for. >> tonight, it's denver. if you're flying in and around denver, tonight, early tomorrow, northeast colorado. then we go for the wednesday nebraska and kansas problem area. iowa. and even northern illinois, just touching of the suburbs of chicago, thursday and friday. remember too, you have severe storms and everybody is asking, does it get to the east coast? do we get a white christmas? right now, it looks like a whole lot of rain. >> looks like we need holiday spirit out there in the roads. thanks. >>> and still ahead, the abc news search for solutions. the front lines in the america gun crisis, inside the emergency rooms. the one thing these doctors are seeing that could change the debate. [ male announcer ] alka-seltzer plus presents the cold truth. i have a cold, an
Dec 24, 2012 5:30pm PST
in newtown, each with a name and an age. from kalamazoo, michigan, 700 bracelets from a local business and from students, headed to newtown. flower seeds inside each of those smiley faces for the community to wear and plant. and for the newtown police department? officers around connecticut banding together, volunteering to work on christmas day so every newtown officer can have the day off with their family. and at their town hall, mountains of donated toys from all corners of the country, even hurricane sandy victims sending comfort and kindness from what little they have left. >> we had so much help, we wanted to pay it forward and try to help somebody else. >> reporter: nearly two months since sandy and many still live without power. volunteers going door to door. one family said they just wanted a christmas tree for their children. so, volunteers from maryland got to work. in one of the most devastated neighborhoods, we spotted a secret santa, known as sandy claus, making special deliveries. >> it was just amazing. i couldn't stop smiling. i just love to see the look on the kids'